New West cracks down on trucks
New Westminster police are taking a closer look at trucks on local streets. (FILE PHOTO/24 HOURS)
As the Royal City mulls its response to TransLink’s rejection of a proposal to remove trucks from several city roads, the municipality has launched a dedicated truck-enforcement unit to crack down on violators.
Coun. Jaimie McEvoy, the acting mayor, said on Monday police have been cracking down monthly on truck violations. During one blitz, just under half of all trucks pulled over had some sort of violation, and had to be towed away.
“It’s a new, permanent part of our police operations,” he said.
Beginning last month, New West police have two officers dedicated to enforcing truck safety for things such as emissions, maintenance and general safety violations.